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Experimental Testing of an Indigenous Solar Driven Desiccant Cooling System for Local Conditions of Pakistan

Experimental Testing of an Indigenous Solar Driven Desiccant Cooling System for Local Conditions of Pakistan

Shujaa Arshad1, Muhammad Umair1*, Rana Shahzad Noor1, Chaudhry Arslan2, Arslan Afzal1 and Zafar Islam3

1Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan; 2Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan; 3National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Muhammad Umair, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan; Email: umairkpr@uaar.edu.pk 

Figure 1:

Last 5 years data of sunny days and sunny hours of Rawalpindi, Pakistan  (Weather Atlas, 2019).

Figure 2:

Schematic diagram of the proposed solar-powered desiccant wheel cooling system.

Figure 3:

Installation of the proposed system and components.

Figure 4:
Temperature variation during system operation.
Figure 5:

Humidity variation during system operation.

Figure 6:

Yearly system estimated temperature against recorded data (Weather Atlas, 2019).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 53, Iss. 4, Pages 1201-1601

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